Lovely apartment clean and cosy, we had a very enjoyable stay.padstow was great with some lovely walks for the dogs.More
Lovely apartment clean and cosy, we had a very enjoyable stay.padstow was great with some lovely walks for the dogs.MoreShow less
Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are so pleased you had a great stay. Such a nice time to visit Padstow. Sally x
We stayed in the apartment Monday to Friday had a bit of an issue with parking on our arrival with someone else taking up two spaces haveing rang Sally she said she would reimburse any parking charges luckily though someone heard us and it was there car which they then parked correctly problem sorted . Sally said she had wanted the lines redone I think this would be a good idea maybe also a name plaque or sign to say which spaces belong to who ? We absolutely loved the apartment bigger than we expected the pictures don't do it justice !! We didn't cook much but everything was there and more !! There is cleaning stuff in cupboard in hall you will also find bin bags toilet rolls etc !! Very quiet there at night and daytime . There is a wonderful pub called the golden lion meals are good value and really nice a stones throw away , bed was comfy bathroom was a nice size we loved it so much we are going to book again for next year !! I don't think it needs much updating it was perfect just the way it was !!!
Thanks so much for your very positive review! It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. I am going to sort the car park lines out and do appreciate your understanding regarding the issues you had on arrival. We would be so pleased to have you to stay again on your next visit to beautiful Padstow.
The Old Police House is in an excellent central location close to the harbour and all of the resort amenities with it's own parking space. While the property is slightly dated it is clean, comfortable, roomy and fully equipped. ( We understand that the property is being continually improved by the owner ) We would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in Padstow and would stay there again.
Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The decorators are in the apartment soon to give it a spruce up and I hope to update a few more things before next season.
Just returned from a week in Padstow. The Old Police House is perfectly located just out of the main centre and has a parking place which is an absolute necessity in this very popular town. Easy stroll to many restaurants and the foot ferry across to the beautiful beaches of Rock. Well worth a visit. Accommodation comfortable, clean and good value.
Thank you very much for such a lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sally.
Review of Apartment 2, The Old Police House, Padstow
This is a very honest, and hopefully useful, review to both future holiday makers and the owner.
The location of this apartment is superb and the fact it has a parking space in such a popular tourist day trip location was excellent and most appreciated!!
5 stars for location and parking.
When booking the apartment we were aware from from the description that it required refurbishment, although the advert did say mostly to the exterior we agree with the owner (through her comments on other reviews) that the interior of Apartment 2 requires rather a lot of refurbishment too which I understand will begin after 2014 high season. We feel the price paid reflected this and the pictures do show the style of the apartment. We certainly weren't expecting a Arighi Bianchi or a John Lewis styled interior and were happy with that. The owner has already made a start and we were very pleased with the brand new carpet. The kitchen is very well equipped and we certainly didn't feel anything was missing. The only complaints we have are about the state of the curtains and chair in the bathroom (see cleanliness below) and the 'nic naks' in the bathroom took an entire shelf which could be freed up for guests' toiletries. The toilet is also extremely difficult to flush - doesn't sound much, but it is a real pain.
3 stars for furnishings and equipment
Having advised the owner we were arriving a little bit early (hour and a half) we were told that we wouldn't be able to check in early as the flat was being cleaned - perfectly acceptable. However, when we arrived at the scheduled check in time (and throughout our stay) there was a very strong smell of damp/mustiness and the flat did not smell clean as you might expect when arriving only minutes after the cleaner had left (especially when there are so many cleaning products in the communal hallway.) Unfortunately for us, there was hair in the plug hole in the sink in the bathroom. Also, the chair and the curtains in the bathroom were quite marked with water and toothpaste stains and really need replacing ASAP. We mistakenly thought the sofa in the living room was a sofa bed and when we lifted the cushions there was an awful lot of crumbs and sand which again, if the apartment had just been cleaned (properly) you wouldn't expect to find.
3 stars for cleanliness
The apartment is very reasonably sized and there is a lot of space. Having the downstairs apartment meant we got the benefit of having a back door (stable door) which we were able to use to try and air the flat. However, the bottom lock has been badly damaged and is impossible to use. Because of this you have to really bang the door to shut it, thus causing noise to the upstairs residents and neighbouring properties. The middle lock is warped so takes a great deal of fiddling and a few trapped fingers to get it shut. Ouch! The locks need replacing ASAP.
Sadly, because this is a converted house you can hear everything from the apartment above. We might have been very unlucky with the guests upstairs (two different sets)
, in that they might have been very heavy footed and spoke very loudly, but we could hear everything - including when they were on the toilet!!! We were unable to sleep in any morning because we were woken by their movements. This was really upsetting because neither of us feel we got a full and decent night's sleep - which is what holidays are for. To be fair, we don't think this was the other tenants' fault but it did make for some exasperating meetings with them about the noise - not very enjoyable. This could be improved by lowering the ceiling downstairs and adding extra insulation.
We also felt that because the bed and bathroom are next to windows straight on to the road, and a lack of black out blinds/curtains, that our privacy was compromised and found it rather difficult to relax. It was also impossible to have the windows open and use either of the rooms, because the curtains get sucked out and anyone walking past can see right in. Blinds as well as curtains, would help improve privacy. The noise from the water system, especially the water cistern, was phenomenal, and would benefit from a silencing system. Equally, because of the gap under our apartment door, we were often disturbed by the other guests (Apartment 1) leaving or arriving at the property. At times, it really did feel like we were sharing the apartment with them.
2 stars for privacy/noise/comfort
Apartment 2 The Old Police House has the potential to be a wonderful holiday let. Sally, the owner, is very communicative and easy to get hold of. We recognise that the owner is aware that the apartment is in need of refurbishment, and this is reflected in the current rental price. However, we think attention should be spent on the privacy/noise aspect before decoration.
Thank you for your review and we always welcome feedback which can help us improve things
We are constantly working to update the property and strive to give all guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We are well aware that we are not 'Padstow 5 Star' and we do price the apartments with this in mind, despite our central location and the bonus of parking.
This is only our second season with my sister and I letting professionally (although we are lucky enough to have had the house has been in the family since 1982), and every penny is being put back into the property.
Happily, we have had many returning customers and it has been very, very busy this summer, but this has been putting our cleaner and the furnishings through the mill a little. Your comments re the cleaning and bathroom furnishings have been looked into and I apologise profusely if they were not satisfactory for you.We have positive reviews about the cleanliness usually and want this to continue.
Regarding the noise from upstairs, this is trickier to resolve. We put brand new carpets in this summer with extra thick underlay, but it is an old long-converted house with floorboards
When I am down in September I will have a plumber look at both bathroom arrangements and replace items where needed.
Our next big change will be new windows this winter, and the back door will be changed then, too. It is a bit sticky and we are aware of this.
I hope you are reassured that we do listen to our guests and that improvements are put in place as quickly as possible.
I would recommend this accommodation wholeheartedly; it is clean,comfortable and near to the shops and amenities in Padstow. I would happily book this again.
Thank you so much for your positive review and I am really pleased that you would consider booking with us again. Sally x